Michigan State University
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East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Fisheries and Wildlife The undergraduate program in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University is nationally and internationally recognized. The program provides a strong base in the foundational and applied sciences of natural resource management. The program is designed to develop understanding of the cultural, recreational, and economic values of biological resources. The department offers a core of required courses including biology and physical sciences, math and statistics, communications, ethics and philosophy, and experiential learning in addition to a large selection of other fisheries and wildlife courses. The fisheries and wildlife undergraduate program also allows students to develop their individual interests through completion of one of six concentrations that are designed to provide additional breadth and depth, including: conservation biology, fisheries biology and management, wildlife biology and management, water sciences, fish and wildlife disease ecology and management, and preveterinary.
Students majoring in fisheries and wildlife typically prepare for professional careers as fisheries and wildlife managers, biologists, naturalists and applied ecologists. However, graduates may also pursue related career opportunities as conservation officers, environmental consultants or administrators with federal, state and private agencies and organizations concerned with environmental management. Whether you're more comfortable working in a busy office or out in the wilderness, there's a place for you in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.